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Title
Ancient Epirus
Additional title: Pyrrhus of Epirus
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Army -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1804
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ARMY-Anc
Topics
Armies -- To 499
Spears -- To 499
Soldiers -- Greek -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Pyrrhus, King of Epirus, 318 B.C.-272 B.C.
Genres
Prints
Notes
Source note: From Recherches sur les costumes, les moeurs, les usages religieux, civils et militaires des anciens peuples d'apres les auteurs celebres, et les monuments antiques. (Paris : Didot, 1804) Malliot, J. (Joseph) (1735-1808), Author.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 24 x 17 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
"Pl. XLVIII."--lettered top right.
Description
"Asiatiques Candotes Caylus" "Pyrrhus Card gunltieri" "Andoleon roi de Poeonie" "Marinier d'Apry en Thrace Caylus"--lettered on image. "Ancient Epirus" "ca. 3rd cen. B.C."--written on border. Pyrrhus (318-272 BC), a Hellenistic general from the kingdom of Epirus. In ancient times he had a reputation as a brave commander and skillful tactician; today he is remembered more for a series of bloody, indecisive battles he fought against the Romans. After one of these, Pyrrhus said “Another such victory and I am ruined!”, leading to our modern phrase “a Pyrrhic victory” for something gained at too great a cost.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17691926
Barcode: 33333159417944
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e7a929b0-c536-012f-8052-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1804: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ancient Epirus" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1804. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0947-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ancient Epirus" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0947-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1804). Ancient Epirus Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0947-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Ancient Epirus